January 30, 2020 Subject:
Love this footage!
I was wondering if I would be able to use it for a Chapman University student film as B Roll.
Thank you very much for your time!
October 22, 2016 Subject:
Great footage! I’m making a short film and wanted to know if it were possible to use a part of this footage as b - roll for my film?
December 22, 2011 Subject:
Not A BBC Production
I was waiting for that guy to yank that dress off the lady being taught shop safety leaving her standing there in her knickers....but I had just got through watching Monty Python and I guess that's where my head was.
Good film about the good ol'war days. I bet they showed this film to my mom. Some women in my nieghborhood in the 50's still wore those ugly practical shoes.
December 14, 2009 Subject:
These days of American Industry.
It was with great joy I felt seeing the machinery with the label of, U.S.A. or a actual name of the American City it was manufactured in. Just think of the number of people it took to run these great machine shops. This type of film was actually useful and necessary unlike most of the War propaganda that was churned out about the Ideals of war.
These collections are priceless.
December 16, 2008 Subject:
oh my mildred thats an attractive turban
I too was confused by the titling of this spot. As well, the curious fonting of the main title (and maybe music?) sure looked commie to me! Anyways, this is a hoot, best part is when the lady is shown what she can't wear to the shop. No long sleeves and clunky jewelry please! Interesting how the narrator kept repeating "Good Health Habits" just like a talking bar of soap I know.
October 4, 2008 Subject:
Definately a Gem
It made me realize the danger of wearing loose clothing and having long hair around things that spin fast. I am going to call my wife this instant, and warn her of this terrible danger.
September 9, 2008 Subject:
Women's contribution to the war effort of World War II
"Danger-Women a Work" was excellent.
It gave important information and advise to the women of our country who entered the work force when our men went to fight during the Second World War (1941-1945) For the present, it is an excellent visual documentary of tha era.
Now THIS is the 40's my Grandma remembers, slightly sexist but VERY well-intentioned, with everybody doing their bit for the war effort. I'm sorry to hear that this film may be "lost" in it's original format soon, this is cinema AT IT'S BEST!!
September 4, 2008 Subject:
Heavily shrunken film
We transferred the film because it's a rare title, but it suffers from vinegar syndrome and is heavily shrunken. The unsteadiness isn't part of the original film.
When I first saw the title, I thought this might be a "working women are a danger to safety and productivity" film, but it is in fact a film instructing women on how to work in factories and other workplaces during World War II. It is a reminder that a real war requires everyone to contribute to the effort to win, unlike the wars the USA has provoked since WW2. The women are mostly younger, but there is also one older and dour looking woman. It's sad to watch her and try to imagine what she is thinking - maybe about sending her son off to die for a war she didn't choose.
Beware that there is a technical problem with this film that may cause motion sickness! The framing moves like the camera was on a sidways bungee cord. It looks like the camera used to shoot the footage may have had a problem keeping the film stock aligned.